Patents by Inventor Tamotsu Matsumoto

Tamotsu Matsumoto has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20230070434
    Abstract: A storage container assembly includes a container and a lid. The lid includes a top lid, a button, a gasket, a gasket pusher, and an arm. The button is moveable in a first axial direction between a projected position in which a top surface of the button is offset from an upper surface of the lid and a depressed position in which the top surface of the button is nearer to the upper surface. The gasket is moveable between a contracted state and an expanded state. The gasket pusher is moveable in a second axial direction, which is transverse to the first axial direction, and pushes the gasket. The arm operatively connects the button with the gasket pusher. Movement of the button from the projected position toward the depressed position results in pivotal movement of the arm and moves the gasket pusher in the second axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2022
    Publication date: March 9, 2023
    Inventors: Noah Ziman Pentelovitch, Conor Patrick McNamara, Makiko Kida, Tamotsu Matsumoto, Nobuyuki Ogasawara, Yoshinori Nagata
  • Patent number: 11524820
    Abstract: A storage container assembly includes a container and a lid. The lid includes a top lid, a button, a gasket, a gasket pusher, and an arm. The button is moveable in a first axial direction between a projected position in which a top surface of the button is offset from an upper surface of the lid and a depressed position in which the top surface of the button is nearer to the upper surface. The gasket is moveable between a contracted state and an expanded state. The gasket pusher is moveable in a second axial direction, which is transverse to the first axial direction, and pushes the gasket. The arm operatively connects the button with the gasket pusher. Movement of the button from the projected position toward the depressed position results in pivotal movement of the arm and moves the gasket pusher in the second axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventors: Noah Ziman Pentelovitch, Conor Patrick McNamara, Makiko Kida, Tamotsu Matsumoto, Nobuyuki Ogasawara, Yoshinori Nagata
  • Patent number: 10676252
    Abstract: A storage container assembly includes a container having an opening and a lid for covering the opening. The lid includes a top lid, a button, a cam, a base, a lower plate and a gasket. The button is moveable in a first axial direction with respect to the top lid between a projected position and a depressed position. The cam is configured to cooperate with the button such that the button maintains the depressed position when moved from the projected position to the depressed position, and the button remains in the depressed position until pressed again while in the depressed position. The lower plate is connected with the top lid. The gasket is moveable between a contracted state and an expanded state in response to alternate actuations of the button, and the gasket is interposed between the lower plate and the top lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventors: Noah Ziman Pentelovitch, Conor Patrick McNamara, Makiko Kida, Tamotsu Matsumoto, Nobuyuki Ogasawara, Yoshinori Nagata
  • Publication number: 20200108983
    Abstract: A storage container assembly includes a container and a lid. The lid includes a top lid, a button, a gasket, a gasket pusher, and an arm. The button is moveable in a first axial direction between a projected position in which a top surface of the button is offset from an upper surface of the lid and a depressed position in which the top surface of the button is nearer to the upper surface. The gasket is moveable between a contracted state and an expanded state. The gasket pusher is moveable in a second axial direction, which is transverse to the first axial direction, and pushes the gasket. The arm operatively connects the button with the gasket pusher. Movement of the button from the projected position toward the depressed position results in pivotal movement of the arm and moves the gasket pusher in the second axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Noah Ziman Pentelovitch, Conor Patrick McNamara, Makiko Kida, Tamotsu Matsumoto, Nobuyuki Ogasawara, Yoshinori Nagata
  • Patent number: 10538366
    Abstract: A storage container assembly includes a container and a lid. The lid includes a top lid, a button, a gasket, a gasket pusher, and an arm. The button is moveable in a first axial direction between a projected position in which a top surface of the button is offset from an upper surface of the lid and a depressed position in which the top surface of the button is nearer to the upper surface. The gasket is moveable between a contracted state and an expanded state. The gasket pusher is moveable in a second axial direction, which is transverse to the first axial direction, and pushes the gasket. The arm operatively connects the button with the gasket pusher. Movement of the button from the projected position toward the depressed position results in pivotal movement of the arm and moves the gasket pusher in the second axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventors: Noah Ziman Pentelovitch, Conor Patrick McNamara, Makiko Kida, Tamotsu Matsumoto, Nobuyuki Ogasawara, Yoshinori Nagata
  • Patent number: 10538367
    Abstract: A storage container assembly includes a container and a lid. The lid includes a top lid, a button, a gasket, a gasket pusher, and an arm. The button is moveable in a first axial direction between a projected position in which a top surface of the button is offset from an upper surface of the lid and a depressed position in which the top surface of the button is nearer to the upper surface. The gasket is moveable between a contracted state and an expanded state. The gasket pusher is moveable in a second axial direction, which is transverse to the first axial direction, and pushes the gasket. The arm operatively connects the button with the gasket pusher. Movement of the button from the projected position toward the depressed position results in pivotal movement of the arm and moves the gasket pusher in the second axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventors: Noah Ziman Pentelovitch, Conor Patrick McNamara, Makiko Kida, Tamotsu Matsumoto, Nobuyuki Ogasawara, Yoshinori Nagata
  • Patent number: D865439
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: HELEN OF TROY LIMITED
    Inventors: Tamotsu Matsumoto, Makiko Kida, Taiki Nosaka
  • Patent number: D876176
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventors: Noah Ziman Pentelovitch, Conor Patrick McNamara, Makiko Kida, Tamotsu Matsumoto, Nobuyuki Ogasawara, Yoshinori Nagata
  • Patent number: D876177
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventors: Noah Ziman Pentelovitch, Conor Patrick McNamara, Makiko Kida, Tamotsu Matsumoto, Nobuyuki Ogasawara, Yoshinori Nagata
  • Patent number: D876178
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventors: Noah Ziman Pentelovitch, Conor Patrick McNamara, Makiko Kida, Tamotsu Matsumoto, Nobuyuki Ogasawara, Yoshinori Nagata
  • Patent number: D877561
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventors: Tamotsu Matsumoto, Makiko Kida, Taiki Nosaka
  • Patent number: D877574
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventors: Noah Ziman Pentelovitch, Conor Patrick McNamara, Makiko Kida, Tamotsu Matsumoto, Nobuyuki Ogasawara, Yoshinori Nagata
  • Patent number: D880258
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventors: Tamotsu Matsumoto, Makiko Kida, Taiki Nosaka
  • Patent number: D880963
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventors: Tamotsu Matsumoto, Makiko Kida, Taiki Nosaka
  • Patent number: D887869
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventors: Tamotsu Matsumoto, Makiko Kida, Taiki Nosaka
  • Patent number: D878165
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventors: Noah Ziman Pentelovitch, Conor Patrick McNamara, Makiko Kida, Tamotsu Matsumoto, Nobuyuki Ogasawara, Yoshinori Nagata
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    Patent number: D907430
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Llmited
    Inventors: Noah Ziman Pentelovitch, Makiko Kida, Nobuyuki Ogasawara, Tamotsu Matsumoto, Taiki Nosaka
  • Patent number: D955186
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventors: Noah Ziman Pentelovitch, Conor Patrick McNamara, Makiko Kida, Tamotsu Matsumoto, Nobuyuki Ogasawara, Yoshinori Nagata
  • Patent number: D975505
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventors: Noah Ziman Pentelovitch, Makiko Kida, Nobuyuki Ogasawara, Tamotsu Matsumoto, Taiki Nosaka
  • Patent number: D1019287
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventors: Noah Ziman Pentelovitch, Makiko Kida, Nobuyuki Ogasawara, Tamotsu Matsumoto, Taiki Nosaka